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SCANA Energy Homework Center At Birney Elementary Celebrates Earth Day With The Captain Planet Foundation

Atlanta, GA, April 20, 2012 –-SCANA Energy will host Captain Planet at its homework center at Birney Elementary School on Thursday, April 26.

Captain Planet will visit the homework center students at the school on 775 Smyrna-Powder Springs Road in Marietta from 3 - 4 p.m. to help empower students to create environmental solutions in their school, homes, and communities. Captain Planet will join students and the Captain Planet Foundation’s garden consultant Kyla Zaro-Moore and retired Birney Elementary master gardener Linda Hlozansky for hands-on Earth Day activities such as planting sweet potatoes and pumpkins, making wildflower seed bombs, and releasing ladybugs.

The Birney Elementary Homework Center operates from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The center serves 45 third- through fifth-grade students. “We are pleased to be an educational partner with SCANA Energy and together encourage our students to excel through the after-school program,” says Michael Perkins, principal of Birney.

SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills. Each homework center operates with two certified teachers who are responsible for the total management of the program. SCANA Energy provides funds for the teachers, an assistant, snacks, and student incentives. Additional Georgia Homework Centers include elementary schools in East Point, Macon, Norcross, Rome, and Tucker.

SCANA Energy serves households and businesses across Georgia as one of the largest natural gas marketers in the state. The company also has a regulated unit, SCANA Energy Regulated Division, selected as the state’s only regulated natural gas provider.

Simone McKinney 404-760-6282 678-575-6779 (mobile)